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McHugh: Adk Council's Call to Action "Realistic"

Though he doesn't support the President's "clear skies" plan, Congressman John McHugh called the Adirondack Council's call for action yesterday "realistic".  Go to full article

New Invasives Bill Calls for Cooperation

Lawmakers have introduced a bill that they hope will reinvigorate the fight against aquatic invasive species. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Mark Brush reports.  Go to full article

Public's Access to Congressional Redistricting Maps Limited

Public access to new Congressional redistricting maps was limited during the final days of negotiations on the new lines approved by the state legislature on June 5th. The information on the new lines was so scarce that even legislators were not allowed to see the maps until after they voted on them. From Albany, Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

State Lawmakers Agree on Congressional Redistricting

Legislative leaders have announced agreement on a Congressional redistricting plan that's designed to get rid of one Congressional representative from each major party. Both Republicans and Democrats say the final plan improves their party's chances overall of keeping incumbents in their seats after November. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

McHugh's District Largely Untouched

The Legislature's new redistricting plan for Congress reduces the state's number of representatives in the House from 31 to 29 and it targets two incumbents for elimination. But it leaves North Country Congressman John McHugh's district largely intact. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article

Redistricting Procrastination

The New York State Assembly and Senate have decided to put off the start of campaign petitioning for another two weeks, until June 18th, while they continue to squabble over how to draw new congressional district lines. The latest redistricting plan sacrifices Republican Ben Gilman of the lower Hudson Valley and Democrat Louise Slaughter of Rochester. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article
The North Country's congressional districts in the special master's plan.
The North Country's congressional districts in the special master's plan.

The Master Plan: Congressional Redistricting

It's becoming more likely that a federal referee's compromise plan for redrawing New York's congressional districts will be the final one. If adopted, it would mean a dramatic political shift for the North Country. Congressman John McHugh would represent the Finger Lakes. Saratoga Springs could be the home base for St. Lawrence County's Congressman. And parts of the Adirondacks could be represented by a suburban New York City lawmaker. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

More on the Redistricting Plan

Martha Foley talks with David Sommerstein about the Congressional Redistricting Master Plan.  Go to full article

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